In the past five years, Chelsea have established themselves as a top English and European club with back to back Premier League titles and a host of other domestic cups to their name.

However, there is one thing that has always been lacking at the West London club.

The desired Champions League winners medal has, to this date, never been won by the Blues. It is thought that this, amongst other factors, led to the controversial decision made by Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovic to sack Jose Mourinho in 2007.

Since this date, Chelsea have never gained that stability they once had with no fewer than six managers taking the helm at Stamford Bridge.

This includes current bossAndre Villas-Boas - who over the past two months has come under severe scrutiny from the media with fans starting to question the 34-year-old's managerial expertise.

Chelsea have slipped to fifth in the Premier League table, with their worst set of results for over ten years leading to anxiety within the ranks.

The Londoners will also have to overcome a two goal deficit in the return leg of the Champions League, after a 3-1 loss at the hands of Napoli on tuesday night.

AVB has insisted in the ‘project’ of Chelsea and notably turned his back on the veterans of the Chelsea side with Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Michael Essien all starting on the bench in Naples.

The new ‘special one’ has insisted he can take the club forward with the backing of Mr. Abramovic, which is something previous managers have failed to receive. With all these factors in mind, GMF posed the question to fans of who they would like to see in charge at Stamford Bridge next season.

With over 30,000 votes cast, Chelsea fans did not hold back in their opinions. And it's change which is on the agenda, as a staggering 77% of votes went to current Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho.

The former Chelsea boss won the hearts of the fans during his three year reign, winning back-to-back Premier League titles in the 2004/05 and 05/06 seasons.

It seems the 49-year-old is the desired new manger to get Chelsea back on track and compete with the two Manchester clubs, as well as a resurgent Tottenham Hotspur side.

AVB does seem to have some admirers, notching up 12% of the votes – more so than FA Cup winner Guus Hiddink, who only managed to gain 5% of the fans' support.

There has been much talk of current Brighton & Hove Albion boss Gus Poyet stepping up his managerial game with a proposed move to Wolverhampton Wanderers on the horizon – but the Uruguayan only generated 1% of the votes to take over on the King's Road, leaving him unlikely to be the crowds favorite.

Recently resigned England coach Fabio Capello and Champions League winner Rafa Benitez managed to tally 2% of the votes each, but it was Mourinho who was far and away the most desired man to lead his former club onto winning ways.

'The special one’ had a superb record at the club, winning 124 of the 185 games he took charge of, drawing 40 and tasting defeat on only 21 occasions. It raises the question; why would Chelsea fans want anyone else in charge?

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